Learn more Download now Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle The Grand Tour Prize Draw Learn more Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer Review

on 6 June 2013
The movie is a true epic. I was fortunate enough to get a VHS with Engish subtitles 10 years back, in Canada.
It contain 2 parts, the first is the comming of age, of a young polish noble man, depicting the life and struggle of the polish people.
The polish nobles lived very much like their cousins in France, Germany and England, with an emphasis on culture and splendor, but little compassion for peasants.

The second is our protagonist joining the polish army, and army allied to France and fiercely loyal to Napoleon.
Who promised them an independant new Poland, with modern civil rights (Code de Civil).
First the troops are being shipped to the Caribean, where they have to put down a native rebellion. A task not much to the like of the Polish troopers, but obeyed nevertheless.
Next is Spain, where the troops commit plunder and pillaging the Spanish countryside, after having fought frustrating battles against insurgents.
Many Polish soldiers questioning themselves, about the high ideals the once wanted to uphold. Next off to Russia, very few return.
Now the battle has shifted to defend their homeland against Russian, Prussian and Austrian forces. Those battles are being fought with utter tenacity and renewed energy.
The odds are overhelmingly in their disfavor, and a heartbroken force of Survivors keeps fighting a battle of retreat way west of their homeland ....until everything has turned into ashes (Popioly). This epic was produced in Polands Communist years, so it enjoyed a practically limitless budged. The battle scenes are pretty awesome, with thousends of polish soldiers(extras)
filling the scenes. Today that is done with CGI effects. The costums are beautiful, the uniforms and weaponry as authentic as they could be. A real feast for history buffs, and a treat for the Polish soul.
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.